Award Applicants

Award Level Application

The Award Level employs the full set of performance excellence criteria used at the national level for the Baldrige Award. Generally, organizations that have been working with performance excellence principles and concepts for some time apply at this level. Organizations applying for the Award Level can demonstrate trends in performance. Organizations applying at the Award Level and participating in a site visit are eligible to be selected as recipients of the Texas Award for Performance Excellence. The honor includes recognition as state role models for achieving sustained performance excellence at the annual Texas Quest for Excellence Conference held in June.

      • Eligibility Certification Form here
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      • Award Level Application Package Submission Checklist
      • Award Level Publicity Permission & HRO Release/Ethics Statements here.
      • See below for Fee Schedule and electronic payment.

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Award Level Application Fees



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Government (sections); Education (sections);
Business (sections) <50 employees

Not-for- Profit <50 employees $6,000.00

Manufacturing; Service; Healthcare; Education; For-Profit
Business; Government <500 employees

Manufacturing; Service; Healthcare; Education; For-Profit
Business; Government >500 employees